Celebrate National Picnic Month in Style

9th Aug 2014 / By Guest Contributor


August is national picnic month! It’s a perfect time to enjoy the amazing weather and the fresh produce that the summer season has to offer. Here are some fab, fresh and easy tips to help you have a fabulous picnic.

To look fabulous, wear our Grace Fit and Flare Dress that is absolutely picnic perfect! The fuchsia color and floral cut out detail is great for summer. The fit and flare style makes it cute yet comfy for your outdoor festivities. Paired with the perfect flats, a great over the shoulder bag and some sun protective accessories, you have a fabulous outfit to celebrate picnic month in style.

To plan the perfect meal, start off by taking a trip to your local farmers market. Don’t be afraid to dig into all the delicious veggies & berries that summer has to offer. Next, follow these easy recipes that will help you incorporate your fabulous farmers market finds.

Cranberry Apple Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwich
2 boneless skinless chicken breast cooked, and shredded
1 granny smith apple cut into cubes
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup pecan halves
1 stalk of celery, chopped
1/3 cup mayonnaise
Juice from half of a lemon
Salt and pepper
2 Croissants

Directions: Mix all ingredients together. Spread salad onto croissants and serve.

Mint Fruit Salad with Honey-lemon Dressing
2 peaches, sliced
2 nectarines, sliced
2 cups watermelon, cubed
1 cup strawberries, sliced
1 kiwi, sliced
½ cup of blueberries
¼ cup pomegranate perils
I lemon juiced
1 tbsp. honey
5 sprigs of mint

Directions: Mix all fruits together. Whisk lemon and honey together and drizzle over the fruit. Top with mint leaves. Refrigerate for one hour before serving.

Pesto Bowtie Pasta Salad
2 cups bowtie pasta, cooked
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
½ cup fresh basil leaves
½ cup mozzarella balls
1 cup fresh snap peas cut into small slices
4 oz can of pesto sauce

Directions: Mix all Ingredients together. Refrigerate for one hour before serving.

Easy Guava Lemonade
3 guavas, peeled
1 large lemon, peeled
5 cups water
Simple syrup

Directions: Place all ingredients into blender. Blend until smooth. Place in glass container and refrigerate until serving.

Comment below and tell us about your fabulous picnic day!

– Joshaunic Scott

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